Hybrid semi-insulating SIC wafers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,999.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
F33615-02-M-5409
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2002
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
021ML-2658
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Astralux, Inc.
2500 Central Ave., Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
940915358
Principal Investigator
 John Torvik
 Senior Scientist
 (303) 413-1440
 jtorvik@astraluxinc.com
Business Contact
 Randolph Treece
Title: VP Business Development
Phone: (303) 413-1440
Email: rtreece@astraluxinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"Researchers at Astralux, Inc. propose to develop hybrid semi-insulating SiC wafers using a novel technique. Specifically, our overall goal is to commercialize epi-ready 3-inch and 4-inch 4H and 6H SiC wafers for the emerging wide bandgap microwave devicemarket. The hybrid SiC wafers are deemed complementary to the existing bulk SiC wafers, and the value added is to increase the production volume and significantly reduce the cost of larger-area semi-insulating SiC substrates with a minimum of defects.During Phase I, researchers at Astralux will demonstrate 35-50 mm hybrid SiC prototypes with an application demonstration. An important feature of this program is to work closely with an AlGaN HEMT manufacturer who in Phase I will test our substrates bygrowing and characterizing III-V nitride epitaxial layers and later provide device correlation efforts in Phase II. The epitaxy and devices will be benchmarked and compared to equivalent epitaxy and devices on conventional substrates. The availability ofaffordable and high quality 3 and 4-inch semi-insulating SiC wafers is crucial for SiC and III-V nitride power transistor manufacturing."

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